Partner Highlight: The Advocacy Intake Center - Capital Area Food Bank
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Partner Highlight: The Advocacy Intake Center

By Jahnin Davis May 16, 2013

intakeEvery Tuesday, the Faith Based Collaborative Outreach Group (FBCOG) and the CAFB’s SNAP outreach team join forces at the Advocacy Intake Center located at Carrollton Elementary School. The center offers food assistance, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps) intake and other family support in the New Carrollton, MD area. Families in need are welcome to come in and receive one-on-one SNAP assistance. Food bank team members are on hand to:

  1. Ensure that people are educated about the program,
  2. Help determine eligibility, and
  3. Assist with the application process

FBCOG, fondly known as “The Collaborative,” is a proud Capital Area Food Bank feeding partner that helps those in need. FBCOG provides ample resources to families and children who are in crisis. Their overall goal is:

“To provide a holistic approach to education through a community partner food pantry and resource intake center with wrap-around services to alleviate hunger, promote health and well-being of students, families and individuals.”

FBCOG strives to reach this goal by coordinating monthly food drives and outreach events. The pantry has been active since February 2011 and has grown serve as a regular source of needed food for many of the area’s families. Pastor Claudia Walters, founder of the collaborative, and her team work extremely hard to make it possible for people throughout the Washington metro area to have steady access to food necessities.

Advocacy Intake Center Sites

The following sites have been established to further assist families in need. Community partners are present to provide resource information to various local programs. Food items, toiletries and other items are also distributed.

See below for hours of operation. Services are unavailable every 4th Friday of the month at CES and every 4th week of the month for CCMS.

Charles Carroll Middle School (CCMS)
Wednesdays/Thursdays from 12 noon-4 pm
6130 Lamont Dr.
New Carrollton, MD 20784

Carrollton Elementary School (CES)
Tuesdays/Fridays from 10 am-2 pm
8300 Quintana St.
New Carrollton, MD 20784